The clash between flag fancy Chiltern and Barnawartha will be the highlight of the opening round of the Tallangatta and district league next year.
Both sides boasted a 9-2 record this year when the season was abandoned.
The Swans will start favourites against the Tigers after coach Luke Brookes snared several prized signings over the off-season.
Talented big man Scott Meyer headlines the arrivals after enjoying a solid season with Wodonga Raiders.
Meyer will be reunited with former Raiders Mark Doolan and Brad and Bodie Hibberson.
The Swans have also lured former players Troy Marx and Dylan Van Klaveren (Wodonga) and Robert Phibbs back to the club.
Dual best and fairest winner Danyl Woods is also set to return after missing this year with injury.
In a further bonus the Swans have no confirmed departures.
The season commences on April 2 with the grand final on September 17.
The league's biggest match of the season will clash with the Hume league decider which hasn't occurred previously over the past four decades.
Round two will feature the only night match for the season between Kiewa-Sandy Creek and Tallangatta.
The Hawks are expected to progress deep into September after landing one of the recruits of the season in Connor Newnham.
The match will be at Tangambalanga.
Chiltern will also host Yackandandah in round two in a clash which could decide early flag favouritism.
The pair had an enthralling clash this season where the Roos stamped themselves as a genuine flag threat after notching an upset win.
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Darren Holmes will once again coach the Roos who recently bolstered his list after signing Angus Lingham, Brock Knights and James O'Connell.
There are three byes throughout the season including Easter.
Rutherglen and Wahgunyah have switched their round nine clash to Good Friday.
The Cats will host the match and hope to attract a bumper Easter crowd.
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